Fried Green Beans
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
In another medium bowl, stir together 1½ cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and vinegar. In a small bowl whisk together egg and baking powder. Whisk into water mixture.
Pour 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven. Heat between 350-375 degrees.
In batches, dip green beans in egg mixture and then dredge in flour mixture. Dredge in egg mixture a second time and then in flour mixture a second time.
Fry beans for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Season to taste with salt and serve with Ranch dressing.